Find Help For Teens Struggling
With Compulsive Personality Disorder
What is Compulsive Personality Disorder?
Compulsive Personality Disorder, sometimes called Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, or OCPD, is characterized by a fixation with perfectionism and control, showing itself in highly motivated (often, first born) children. Your daughter may find it very difficult to be decisive, and be oversensitive to critique, resist being flexible or open to new situations, as she is compulsively reaching for perfection in virtually everything she does. She may show repetitive behaviors (as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder*) beyond her control to stop, have a preoccupation with minutiae, her own rules and lists, and even be somewhat of a workaholic.
She is likely to struggle with her own, as well as perceived, expectations of those around her. Causes are believed to be an interlinking of environmental, genetic and unbalanced brain chemistry.
*Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCPD is not to be confused with OCD. An OCD sufferer has unwanted thoughts, but an OCPD sufferer believes her thinking to be correct and natural.
Our Girls Residential Treatment is an Ideal Setting to Help Your Daughter with Compulsive Personality Disorder
There are not blood tests that can prove your daughter’s diagnosis; a physician must determine whether her symptoms and life history meet the criteria. Her thinking may be so instinctive for her that she does not recognize that she has this problem, possibly not even realizing it until her world collapses around her.
Continual group, individual and long-term psychotherapy can be highly effective in improving your daughter’s situation, as she is likely to be unwilling to seek these changes. It is important to remember that she has not chosen to have these compulsive thoughts and so any judgment, real or perceived, only increases the stress she already deals with. It is important to encourage her, to help her be comfortable in new ways of thinking, and accept her, rather than judge her for unacceptable behaviors.
Support groups are an excellent adjunct, as a way to gain emotional and social support from the community, assuring your daughter’s continuing independence and stability
Re-Creation Retreat Wants to Help Your Daughter
Our girls residential treatment program specializes in treating girls ages 13-21 who exhibit inappropriate behaviors like CPD. With our interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists, psychiatric specialists, licensed teachers and mentors, we’ll help your daughter solve the very difficult issues she faces, and start on a new and more productive path in her life.
We will create an individualized treatment plan specifically for her unique medical, emotional, and psychological needs. The Re-Creation Retreat girls residential treatment program is very personable and relational, but highly structured, emphasizing a nutritionally balanced diet, physical activities and outdoor events, and forged to educate your daughter in a healthy lifestyle.
Our girls residential treatment near Arizona is a secure setting in the beautiful setting near the Grand Canyon. We have an expert clinical team and a program designed to help work through various behavioral disorders. Our program was created to help your daughter find the strength to overcome her unique issues, including Compulsive Personality Disorder.
So many teens have lost sight of a clear and positive future, but we see so many reach for their highest potential when given the tools and education to do so. Please call Re-Creation Retreat at 385-414-8865 if you have tried everything, and are ready to see your problem child develop into a successful young adult.